Simon Owen

Simon Owen (born 10 December 1950) is a professional golfer from New Zealand.

Simon Owen
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Personal information
Full nameSimon Owen
Born (1950-12-10) 10 December 1950 (age 69)
Wanganui, New Zealand
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Nationality New Zealand
ResidenceKinloch, New Zealand
Career
Turned professional1971
Current tour(s)European Seniors Tour
Australasian PGA Legends Tour
Former tour(s)European Tour
PGA Tour of Australasia
Asian PGA Tour
Professional wins17
Number of wins by tour
European Tour2
PGA Tour of Australasia3
European Senior Tour2
Other7 (regular)
3 (senior)
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentCUT: 1979
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open ChampionshipT2: 1978
Achievements and awards
European Seniors Tour
Rookie of the Year
2001

Owen was born in Wanganui. He turned professional in 1971 and has won several tournaments in Australasia. He played on the European Tour from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s, winning the 1974 German Open and the 1976 Double Diamond Individual Championship. His best finish on the European Tour Order of Merit was eleventh in 1974. His best finish in a major was at the 1978 British Open, when he finished tied for second behind Jack Nicklaus.[1] Earlier in the year he finished in second place at the Malaysian Dunlop Masters.[2]

Since 2001 Owen has played senior professional golf, and he has won two tournaments on the European Seniors Tour. He has also won the New Zealand PGA Seniors Championship on two occasions.

Owen's brother Craig is also a professional golfer and played for New Zealand in the World Cup in 1979 and 1980.

Professional winsEdit

European Tour wins (2)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 4 Aug 1974 German Open −12 (69-68-70-69=276) Playoff   Peter Oosterhuis
2 18 Aug 1976 Double Diamond Individual Championship −8 (65-67=132) 2 strokes   Brian Huggett,   David Ingram

European Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1974 German Open   Peter Oosterhuis Won with birdie on first extra hole

PGA Tour of Australasia wins (3)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 5 Dec 1976 New Zealand Open −8 (70-69-73-72=284) 7 strokes   Doug McClelland
2 3 Jan 1978 New Zealand PGA Championship −6 (274) 1 stroke   Guy Wolstenholme
3 24 Feb 1980 South Australian Open +3 (75-73-71-72=291) 1 stroke   Rodger Davis,   Greg Norman

Other Australasian wins (3)Edit

  • 1984 Hawkes Bay 72 Hole Classic (New Zealand)
  • 1989 Hawkes Bay 72 Hole Classic (New Zealand)
  • 1990 City of Auckland 72 Hole Classic

Other wins (2)Edit

European Senior Tour wins (2)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 19 Oct 2001 Tunisian Seniors Open −8 (69-73-66=208) Playoff   Bob Lendzion
2 20 May 2007 Sharp Italian Seniors Open −8 (70-65-73=208) Playoff   Tony Allen,   John Benda,
  Carl Mason

European Senior Tour playoff record (2–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2001 Tunisian Seniors Open   Bob Lendzion Won with birdie on second extra hole
2 2007 Sharp Italian Seniors Open   Tony Allen,   John Benda,
  Carl Mason
Won with birdie on first extra hole

Other senior wins (3)Edit

  • 2001 New Zealand PGA Seniors Championship
  • 2003 New Zealand PGA Seniors Championship
  • 2014 Australian PGA Seniors Championship

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984
Masters Tournament CUT
The Open Championship CUT CUT CUT T2 T13 64 T23 CUT CUT

Note: Owen only played in the Masters Tournament and The Open Championship.

  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut (3rd round cut in 1977 and 1982 Open Championships)
"T" indicates a tie for a place

Team appearancesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Chance of glory gone in a second". Otago Daily Times. 19 July 2008. Retrieved 20 July 2009.
  2. ^ "Wins Indians Open". Hazleton Standard-Speaker. Pennsylvania. 13 March 1978. p. 28. Retrieved 17 January 2020.

External linksEdit